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How have you found the service at convenience stores staffed by non-Japanese?

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Fine.

What's your point?

21 ( +23 / -2 )

What service? These days they just scan the items and watch as you bag them yourself and process your own payment using the touchscreen.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

More capable of having a conversation that’s not been scripted; more knowledgable about the area in which they work; more capable of speaking English; less robotic.

But, yes, what’s your point? To ‘prove’ something?

12 ( +14 / -2 )

As the others here say:

Fine. They just scan the items under the scanner, it beeps a few times, today I pay by card or phone, earlier I handed over the money and got back the change. At most I bought something fried that they pulled out of the fryer. It's no extra special service, so I don't see any reason to complain. I especially see no reason to complain knowing how much money they're getting for it.

What's your point?

8 ( +10 / -2 )

They need to feed their family back home. They will do good but i wonder if they sometimes are frustrated with Japanese bow and repetitive words.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Biased.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Fine for buying snacks but I never trust then for paying bills, so go to another conbini with Japanese staff.

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

loaded question.

their service is more than fine.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

The service in convenience stores is basically what you would expect it to be.

Can’t say I take much note of the colour of the staff’s passport.

As others have asked, what’s your point?

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Zero problem.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

My local Lawson is a god send.

I have on a number of occasions poached there staff.

I couldn't care less of there ethnicity.

Minimum wage 1500 yen/hour.

Whether they are Japanese or Vulcan

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Stack the shelves, clean the toilets, fry the food........

Empty the garbage, and at the same time smile.

Mop the floors. I wont suggest where the mop is placed.

For 800 yen per hour.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

M3, the Lawson nightshift (1000 yen per hour), Ino kochi

I m on nights myself, I am not on a remuneration of 1000 yen per hour..

Watch, beyond the touch screens.

I have, yes call me sad, but Lawson nights they are processing deliveries.

At the same time stacking the shelves. Just two member of staff.

1000 yen per hour. Please

4 ( +5 / -1 )

It’s the same with ANY staff, with all brands, locations and hour of the day, or night. Convenient.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Well, if market research is the ultimate goal, its is a downer for sure.

These convenience stores, just ruthlessly take advantage of there employees.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Yeah @Reckless 2:47p but 7/11 Japan doesn’t have a self-serve BigBite, nor bottomless fountain drinks. Plus, the Playalinda location was pretty ‘liberal’ with dress codes, from what I recall.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

No difference at all. Strange question though.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

They get the job done. That's the main thing. I don't need them to shout out irasshaimase into my earhole.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

What service? Hitting a few buttons at the register?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Sorry for them. They are an easy target of abuse with "nihongo jozu desune."

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I chat with the Chinese girls at my combini all the time. They’re cool.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Zero issues, irrespective of Japanese or non Japanese the staff are always helpful

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Conbini staff are becoming redundant what with those self serve tills. They're basically just standing there pressing a few buttons and you do the rest of the payment yourself.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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